Dear Donors, Friends and Well-wishers around the globe,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014 greetings on behalf of children of Little HEARTS Orphanage of Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh State of India.
I am very happy to share good news that one of our grown up boys Ramu got seat at Priyadarshini Engineering College to study B.E. as a Civil Engineer for 4 years. He has been at Little HEARTS since 7th standard! We paid Rs. 5,550/- as an advance admission fee and after my personal request the College has given him free pass to travel by College Bus from Little HEARTS Orphanage to Priyadarshini Engineering College every day. My sincere thanks to all the kind donors for your love and kindness.
Couple of months ago volunteers from The River Fund, Ms. Jaya Priya and William visited children and took all of us to the Mypadu beach. All the children, except myself, swam and played half a day. Really it was joy filled to all of us! Thanks to The River Fund for sending volunteers, Ms. Jaya Priya and William.
Yesterday, we completed shopping buying new clothes, bangles for Christmas and New Year. This month is an expensive month! We paid Rs. 28,000/- for mattresses (40x700), uniforms Rs. 31,200/- (39x800), new clothes Rs.48,000/- (1200x40) and for jumpers (sweaters) Rs. 12,000/- (40x300). Every year children will be given 2 pairs new clothes to all the children and full and part time staff apart from regular expenditure.
Along with the children expenditures are also growing every year. We feed children with milk, eggs and other eatables every day. Children are always very happy. Our medical bills are less every month.
In this connection, I request you all kindly donate more to give good education to each and every child at Little HEARTS Orphanage.
Herewith, I am sending pictures to make all of our donors more and happier.
Before I close this quarterly report. once again Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to The River Fund, Global Giving and their staffs and to each and every one who have been supporting our children at Little HEARTS Orphanage.
Kind regards,C. P. KumarHEARTS
Namaste respected donors, friends and well-wishers of little HEARTS orphanage
Loving greetings from the heart of HEARTS.
Once again I am delighted to speak and share our children's progress and all round performance through this Global Giving quarterly report through the River Fund.
Because of the River Fund and all of your love and donations through Global Giving we have successfully been running "little HEARTS orphanage" since 2005.
At present we have been feeding, accommodating 39 children. From this academic year we have given admission to 4 children and their names are Charmi (5), Ashirwad alias Nani (4) Karthik (14) and Prasanna Kumar (13). Charmi lost both of their parents, Nani whose father died of HIV this May and mother is also infected with HIV. Karthik and Prasanna Kumar both are brothers whose mother got re-married and abandoned. Charmi and Nani are our new little ones and both are hyper active. They are always playing and running around, now they are our new super heroes of little hearts!! We really are enjoying their stay.
At last we have completed 3rd floor which was built for 26 HIV infected children and we named it Simhapuri Children's Home (SCH). When the Kings ruled they named it as Simhapuri which is original and oldest name of Nellore. The newly constructed 3rd floor will be occupied by HIV infected children on 1st September.
Ramu who successfully completed college got seat in Engineering College and now he is busy in submitting certificates to the government like study, conduct, caste, 10th and Intermediate (college) certificates to the government.
All the children are studying well and also feeding with nutritious food like egg, milk and fruit every day. Recently local donors collected lots of used clothes and donated to little hearts which are enormous help to children. After distribution of clothes we shared some of them to other children's homes run by HEARTS. Not less than thrice in every month local people are donating chocolates, fruits, sweets, biscuits etc., one woman whose husband is a Police donated 7 pillows from their children's scholarship!.
Some of the local Engineering College students visited and took a list of things from children and promised to donate sandals, underwears, Tooth brushes etc., next month 8th. Along with them a psychiatrist will also be visiting little hearts to give a brief.
2 women tutors are regularly attending little hearts to help and teach maths, english subjects to Elementary children. 9th and 10th class children are regularly attending outside tutor to "Sreedhar Coaching Centre" to learn mainly Maths, English, Physics and Biology. 9th and 10th class children need more attention because their education system and examinations are different before they go to college. Unless they pass 10th, they would not go to college. This academic year is crucial mainly for 10th class boys and girls. For each 10th class student we paid Rs.3000/- and for each 9th class student we paid Rs.2000/- as their yearly tuition fee.
On 21st of this month, Professor M.Srinivasulu Reddy, Principal, Vikrama Simhapuri University (www.simhapuriuniv.org) donated dinner on behalf of their daughter Ms.Vandana who's Birthday and Marriage day, who is doing her MS at Lamore Univeristy, Texas. May God bless Ms.Vandana and her family richly.
Our previous Manager V.Raghuram left the job and now my wife Mamatha and I are taking care of little hearts children. Everyday we spend most of time with children from morning to afternoon and evening to until they go to bed. They call us Mummy and Daddy. We always happy and love to hear and proud for being called us as their parents. We have given lot of freedom to all the children to share their happiness and to express their feelings or stress or agony without any fear or shy. We, as parents and they, as children really blessed by living together. Also we are doing our level best to keep and make them happy and self esteemed.
In front of little hearts, recently we made a shuttle court! whenever children get time, without delay, immediately they start playing shuttle!! On holidays we take them to Children's park or Police Parade Grounds or Darga Grounds where Muslims pray for Ramdan and Bakrid which is very big ground and Swarnala Lake (Nellore Cheruvu).
In my personal observation children are now more confident than previous years.
Ms.Jaya Priya and her husband William from Florida, USA visiting little hearts from 27 - 29 of September on be half of the River Fund. We are eagerly waiting for their visit and also Mr.Amit Shaan and Ms.Neha from the Netherlands also visiting little hearts in the month of October.
Before I close this quartely report, I would like to give a BIG HUG to the River Fund, Global Giving and our kind donors.
Until next quarterly report See You all...God bless you all and Bye.
Dear Donors, Friends and well-wishers around the world greetings from the heart of HEARTS.
I am so happy to say hello to you all through the River Fund and GlobalGiving through this quarterly report.
As a President of HEARTS and Director of “little HEARTS orphanage” I am very happy to share my joy with you all about Ramu’s success in his Intermediate results. He got 92% of marks in both first and second year examinations and also stood first in the college. On 10th this month he attended for EMCET (Engineering, Medical Common Entrance Test) and expecting 140 out of 160 marks. He will be our very first froot. He will definitely get a rank and would get a seat in government Engineering College.
In this connection I would like to share a small story about him. Seven years ago when he was at little HEARTS orphanage his aunt (mother’s elder sister) forced him to leave the orphanage and planned to send him to a local Barbar shop (he belongs to Barbar community) to work as a daily laborer to earn money. She was so jealous and tried to discourage him because her sons are illiterates! I got angry over her and stood besides and encouraged him to stay at little hearts. His success is an eye witness before all of us and grateful for your kind donations. Please keep donating more to give life to all the children who are staying at little HEARTS orphanage.
Last month Ms. Linda Rose from the United Kingdom visited little HEARTS orphanage and conducted one day work shop for children. It was really a joy and fun filled day for our children. It was her first visit to India. As staff we also learned several new things from her one day workshop.
The Right Now Foundation, U.K. based children charity donated Rs.10,00,000 (Ten lakh Indian Rupees) for construction of another floor over the top of little hearts building which will be for 25 HIV infectedchildren. The construction work is under progress. The construction work will be completed by the end of May. Thanks Mr.Stewart Botting and Mr.Alex, Chairman of the Right Now Foundation, U.K.
All the children at “little HEARTS orphanage” doing very fine and studying very well. For Xth standard boys and girls we are taking more care for their studies. These Xth standard children will have separate tuition outside of little HEARTS orphanage. They attend extra classes from 6 PM to 9PM everyday. Besides education, all the children having nutritious food every day. The money which you are donating 100% directly goes to the children and theirwelfare. We are spending all of your kind donations very wisely and no wastage of money. We give you 100% guarantee to your kind donations.
Our monthly spending raised to between 52 to 53 thousand Indian rupees. We are paying fewer salaries to our staff when compared with other homes run by National and International NGOs, Charities and Foundations. We are keeping all the genuine receipts, bills and records month by month and open forpublic and state government of Andhra Pradesh.
Before I close this quarterly report, once again I would like to say thanks to the River Fund and GlobalGiving.
We are wishing and sending Happy New Year 2013 greetings to our Donors, friends and wellwishers round the world through the River Fund and GlobalGiving.
I am very happy to see you again and to submit a quarterly report on “little HEARTS orphanage” children and their development and all round performance with your kind support through the River Fund and GlobalGiving.All the children at “little HEARTS orphanage” are doing very fine with good health and sound mind. As I said in my previous reports, not only just feeding children with nutritious food but still my main focus is education. Almost of all the children are getting ranks in their school with grade “A”. We have 3 regular tutors to teach all the subjects. Tutors come at 5 PM and make class wise groups and teach until 7:30PM regularly. We are now satisfied with their performance in education by getting grade “A” in all subjects. Taking time to bear fruit.3 boys and 2 girls are selected for games to play at state level. Few children only get this opportunity to participate state level sports competetion for school children.We bought new clothes for Christmas and New Year to all the children. Once in a month we take children for outing to play their favourate games and once in a week children go to near-by Police Parade Ground or Darga (where open Mosque is located) to play and to renew their minds. Mental health is also very important along with physical health. They have given lot of freedom to choose their food, clothes and education. In the months August and September our children suffered very much for water. More than 90 years old well dried due to lack of sufficient rains this year. To over come from this problem we need a bore well. When I sent a request letter for financial support to dig a well in front of “little HEARTS orphanage” to Mr.Alex, Chairman of the Right Now Foundation, U.K. he immediately agreed and payed Rs.39,000. With their Rupees 39,000 we have added Rs.5,000 from little hearts money, now no more problems for water any more! Thank you Mr.Alex. Mr.Srikanth Dabbiru, from Singapore, who has been supporting “little HEARTS orphanage” through GG recently sent me an introduction letter and expressed his interest and happiness about children and also promised continuous support whenever possible to him through GG. As he promised in the letter, he sent 500USD to GG, thank you Mr.Srikanth Dabbiru.Recently we have received 4000 USD ( Indian Rupees 2,17,777) from the River Fund for monthly running costs of the “little HEARTS orphanage”.May God bless and keep all of us with good health and peace abundantly in the coming Happy New Year 2013.
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